JWU Women’s Basketball Routs Curry 71-56

JWU Women’s Basketball Routs Curry 71-56

MILTON, Mass. -- Strong second and third quarters were more than enough for the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team to win its second game in a row. The Wildcats went on the road and trounced Curry College, 71-56, on Tuesday.

Johnson & Wales: 2-1
Curry: 1-3

Statistical Leaders:
Ashley Thompson: 16 points, 7 rebounds
Raquel Pederzani: 12 points, 7 assists
Kimberly Viafara: 11 points, 5 rebounds 

Of Note:
Johnson & Wales found itself down 15-11 after the first 10 minutes, but took over the game in the second quarter. The Wildcats started the second frame on an 11-0 run that was capped by a Raquel Pederzani (Coventry, RI) layup. JWU outscored the Colonels, 50-23, in the middle two periods.

The Wildcats' defense gave them a 43.5-to-31.7 advantage in shooting percentage. Johnson & Wales also hit the boards to the tune of 52-to-32. Seven different players had four or more rebounds, led by nine from sophomore Ally Mishol (Longmeadow, Mass.) in her first start as a Wildcat.

Three JWU players scored in double figures, topped by center Ashley Thompson's (Bellingham, Mass.) game-high 16 points. Pederzani was next at 12 points and seven assists.

Forward Kimberly Viafara (Woodside, NY) came off the bench to score 11. Bobbie Whitehead (Brooklyn, NY) just missed a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds. Mishol added eight points.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales is back on the road this weekend when it travels to WPI's tournament. The Wildcats take on Springfield at 4 p.m. on Saturday.